"FDI Intelligence" of the Financial Times has published the 2018-2019 two-year ranking on cost efficiency in small European cities.
That is, the European cities and regions that mostly attract foreign investors, as highlighted in the introduction of the report:
"The ranking"European cities and regions of the future 2018-2019 ' aims to search for European cities and regions in terms of investments, including cities that do not belong to the European Union "
The capital of Macedonia, Skopje, was ranked first in Europe for the fourth consecutive year. Macedonia is also in the lead in the ranking of the best European micro-cities in terms of cost efficiency, with the cities of Stip and Prilep. Then followed by many micro-cities of Bosnia and Serbia.
Absent, however, once again the capital of Albania Tirana and the other regions of the country.
The efficiency indicator takes into consideration elements such as average wages, oil prices, cost of building permits, four and five-star hotel prices, cost of energy connection, VAT and tax revenues and the measurement of power 'purchase.
Although Albania is competitive in the various costs, it is not competitive in the price of oil, which is the highest in the Balkans. Furthermore, Albania also has the highest rate of VAT and tax quotas (respectively 20% and 10%) together with Serbia.
The leading cities in Europe
In the great European cities dominates London, a record it has held for the past ten years. The capital of the United Kingdom in the last five years has welcomed 1880 foreign investors (including Amazon and Facebook), more projects than they have put together Dublin and Paris, second and third respectively in the standings.
The capital of Ireland holds, however, the tax of lower tax shares, with the 12,5%: a figure that allows it to precede in the ranking other major European cities such as the aforementioned Paris, Amsterdam, Monaco, Moscow, Frankfurt, Zurich and Helsinki.